open access

Bumper week of FOSTER events

It has been a busy week for FOSTER open science events! David Ball and I have been in the Czech Republic speaking at open science days in Prague and Brno. Martin Donnelly spoke at the 2020 vision event in Oxford, and Joy Davidson is involved in a workshop in collaboration with UNESCO on open science for doctoral schools.

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New policy recommendations on open access to research data

Policy recommendations have been published by EU project RECODE. The recommendations follow a series of case studies examining the challenges faced in five disciplines, and are addressed to research funders, research institutions, data managers, and publishers.

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Fostering open science

Training for EC project officers on open access and open data in Horizon 2020

We ran four half-day workshops at the end of June as part of the FOSTER project. FOSTER aims to facilitate open science by training researchers about open access and open data. The courses were for project officers at the European Commission. They’re the liaison point between researchers and the EC, so our training looked specifically at the requirements under Horizon 2020. It was a really useful learning experience for me too – I came away knowing much more about open access and the support available via OpenAIRE. Below is a summary of the key points and references I took away.

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IDCC13: Panel on confidentiality and open access to research data

Guest blog post from IDCC13 on the issues of confidentiality and open research data by Limor Peer, Associate Director for Research, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University.

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BioMed Central proposes CC0 for published data

BioMed Central Research Notes has published, in provisional form, a White Paper on the licensing of open access research papers and data. It proposes a model whereby authors publishing in an open access journal agree to license the text of their paper using a Creative Commons Attribution licence, and to apply the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) waiver and licence to the data published within and alongside it.

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A Wellcome development?

The Wellcome Trust has announced that it will be strengthening the manner in which it enforces its open access policy. With immediate effect, failure to comply with the policy, which since 2006 has required that all research papers funded by the Trust should be made available through UK PubMed Central, could result in final grant payments being withheld and non-compliant papers discounted in future grant applications.

 

 

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Policies for open research

I was tweeted some great questions about RDM and open access policies today and thought they warranted more than a 140 character response.

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Open access week came early for us

Last week the Open University hosted a seminar run jointly by the Research School and Library Services. Having met at the event, the guest bloggers – Liz Mallett and Robin Rice - agreed to write a blog post about the highlights of the event as their contribution for Open Access week. The DCC kindly offered to post this guest blog item on our behalf.

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More on the ICTHES journals

I've had 3 responses by email to yesterday's post on the ICTHES journals (some responding to an associated email from me on the same issue). I'll summarise the two where quote permission was not explicit, and quote the third at length.

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Charity closing, possible loss of 4 OA titles

I note from Gavin Baker's [not Peter Suber's; my mistake- CR] blog entry that the charity ICTHES is closing, and as a result its 4 OA journals, listed may disappear.

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